Interfacing remote transaction services using UPnP

Arne Ketil Eidsvik*, Randi Karlsen, Gordon Blair, Paul Grace

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Transaction execution in mobile environments needs to be flexible, not only to support typical mobile computing characteristics, like movement, disconnections and limited resources, but also to support the variety of transactional properties that might be required by different applications. Existing models for mobile transaction management solve different aspects of transaction execution, but are not flexible enough to solve all required aspects. Instead of designing a new transaction model, we propose a middleware (MobileTSe) which utilize existing transaction models to handle various requirements for mobile transaction execution. This paper presents an approach for flexible transaction processing in mobile applications, and describes how MobileTSe makes transaction services with different properties available on mobile units. We suggest a solution with transaction service discovery and control using UPnP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-169
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Computer and System Sciences
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Middleware
  • Mobile computing
  • Transaction service discovery
  • Transactions
  • UPnP

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